EPHS at a Glance

Elmwood Park High School provides a comprehensive public education to approximately 950 students in grades 9-12 in Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401.

Our school, which opened in 1954, is located in Elmwood Park, Ill., a Near West suburb of Chicago. About 90 percent of our graduates continue their education beyond high school.

EPHS is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Elmwood Park High School's Mission Statement

The faculty, staff, administration and Board of Education of Elmwood Park High School are committed to providing a comprehensive high school education which, through its curricular and extracurricular programs, meets the individual and collective interests and needs of its students and prepares them to be productive citizens of a diverse, global and interdependent society.

In particular, this learning community is committed to the flexible teaching and scheduling patterns and resources necessary to stretch each student to the limits of his/her academic and personal potential, and to providing the knowledge, problem solving and personal skills required for post-secondary education, employment, leisure and family life.

Graduates should be grounded in our American heritage of respect for human dignity and optimism regarding their role in improving the quality of life for all people.

Address and Map

Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707


To contact any of the listed individuals by email, please click the name of the person you want to reach. The main office phone number is 708-452-7272.

► Principal: Mr. Douglas Wildes (bio) | ext. 6214

► Assistant Principal: Ms. Sheri Costello (bio) | ext. 6212

► Dean of Students A-L: Ms. Kyleen Coia | ext. 6217

► Dean of Students M-Z: Mr. Brandon Pedersen | ext. 6216

► Athletic Director: Mr. Doug Noyes | ext. 5468

Office Staff

To contact any of the listed individuals by email, please click the name of the person you want to reach. The main office phone number is 708-452-7272. 

► Principal’s Secretary: Ms. Laura Schulze | ext. 6214

► Deans' Secretary: Ms. Kelly Schlanger | ext. 6215 

► Athletic Director's Secretary: Ms. Felicia Mirabile | ext. 5468

► Attendance Clerk: Ms. Monica Sarno | ext. 6202

Main Office Contact Information

If you want to reach us by email, please use the general information email address listed below, or send your message to the appropriate individual listed elsewhere on this page.

► Phone: 708-452-7272

► To Report an Absence: Call the EPHS Attendance Line Voicemail at 708-583-6400 or 708-452-7272 ext. 7134 before 9 a.m. the day of the absence

► Main Office Fax: 708-452-0732

► Athletic Office Fax: 708-452-0451

► Email: ephsinfo@epcusd401.org

► Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday (EPHS office is open year round)

► For School Closing Information: 708-452-7272-8

Visitors to EPHS

► All visitors to Elmwood Park High School during hours when students are present must sign in and out at the security desk and obtain a visitor’s badge.

► School-age visitors are not permitted during school hours.

School Hours


► Period 1 Begins

► School Day Ends

Regular Start (M, Tu, Th, F)

7:50 a.m.

3 p.m.


► Period 1 Begins

► School Day Ends

Late Start (Wednesdays)

9 a.m.

3:05 p.m.

Fast Facts About EPHS

SOURCE: Demographic, socioeconomic and academic information listed below comes from Elmwood Park High School's 2015-16 Illinois School Report Card.

► Grades: 9th through 12th

► Students: 953

► Faculty: 70

► Graduation Rate (four year): 85 percent

  • State Average: 86 percent

► Graduation Rate (six year): 94 percent

  • State Average: 88 percent

► Freshmen on Track to Graduate: 85 percent

  • State Average: 82.4 percent

► College Readiness: 44 percent (students with ACT score of 21 or higher)

  • State Average: 46 percent

► Postsecondary Enrollment: 80 percent (students who enroll in a two- or four-year college within 12-16 months of graduation)

  • State Average: 71 percent

► Postsecondary Remediation: 47 percent (students enrolled in Illinois community colleges who require remedial coursework)

  • State Average: 49 percent

► Teacher Retention: 93 percent

► School Fee: $350 for 2016-17

► Senior Graduation Fee: $60

► School Colors: Black and Gold

► School Nickname: Tigers

► Sports Teams (Boys): Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track & Field, Tennis, Wrestling

► Sports Teams (Girls): Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

► Cheer Teams: Cheerleading, Pom-Pons

► Athletic Conference: Metro Suburban Conference

► Student Demographics:

  • White: 52 percent
  • Hispanic: 42 percent
  • Black: 2 percent
  • Asian: 3 percent
  • Two or More Races: 1 percent
  • American Indian: 1 percent
  • Pacific Islander: 0 percent
  • Low-Income Students: 53 percent
  • Students with Disabilities: 16 percent
  • English Language Learners: 4 percent
  • Homeless Students: 1 percent

► Student Attendance: 94 percent

► Students Meeting or Exceeding PARCC Expectations: 31.4 percent (29% met, 3% exceeded)

  • District Average: 31 percent (28% met, 3% exceeded)
  • State Average: 34 percent (29% met, 5% exceeded)
  • Meeting or exceeding PARCC expectations means a student is on track for the next grade level

► Students Approaching PARCC Expectations: 25 percent

  • District Average: 31 percent
  • State Average: 28 percent
  • Approaching PARCC expectations means a student may need additional support to meet expectations at the next grade level

► Students Partially Meeting PARCC Expectations: 21 percent

  • District Average: 25 percent
  • State Average: 23 percent
  • Partially meeting PARCC expectations means a student may need additional support to meet expectations at the next grade level

► Students Not Meeting PARCC Expectations: 23 percent

  • District Average: 13 percent
  • State Average: 16 percent
  • Not meeting PARCC expectations means a student may need additional support to meet expectations at the next grade level

► Information about PARCC:

  • PARCC stands for "Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers." 
  • PARCC exams are the assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in public school districts.
  • PARCC assesses the Common Core-based Illinois Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics. 
  • All Illinois public school students in grades 3-8 take the PARCC assessment each year.
  • High school students take the PARCC in specific math or English language arts courses.
  • For additional information about understanding Illinois PARCC scores, please visit this site.